Gordon Lightfoot - Don Quixote Chords & Tabs

 

Don Quixote Chords & Tabs

Gordon Lightfoot Chords & Tabs

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Don Quixote Chords

   
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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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DON QUIXOTE - Gordon Lightfoot    From the album Don Quixote, on
                                  Warner/Reprise record and CD(!)

(c) 1972,Moose Music, LTD         Mistakes (c), me! :-)

Notes:
-----

Although several songbooks have written this song out in the key of C,
Lightfoot *ALWAYS* uses a capo.  For this song, the capo is used on the second fret and the chords are 
"normally".  They *sound* a whole step higher.  Is this confusing?  Just put a capo on the 2nd fret, pop on 
record or CD, and play along!!!  You'll sound fine and in tune!!!

Listen how the song pulses on the A string rhythmically -- feel that galloping horse.

The chorus changes from the E/A, D/A, A pattern the second time round, to the "normal" E, A, D chords.  
should too, if you want to sound authentic.

Fingerpick the song using your thumb, index, and middle fingers.  That's how The Man does it.

Have fun!!!

The Chords:
----------

The names may be a bit wrong since it's getting late, but the chord forms are correct.  The numbers 
with the recommended finger to use, starting with 1=index, etc... Advanced players choose your own. :-)  Look 
for the "1"'s -- they get lost in the text easily../


     A             D(A bass)         E(A bass)             E
                     (D/A)             (E/A)
===========       ===========       ===========       ===========
| | | | | |       | | | | | |       | | | | | |       | | | 1 | |
-----------       -----------       -----------       -----------
| | 1 1 1 |       | | 1 1 1 |       | | 1 1 1 |       | 2 3 | | |
-----------       -----------       -----------       -----------
| | | | | |       | | | | 2 |       | | | | | |       | | | | | |
-----------       -----------       -----------       -----------
| | | | | |       | | 3 | | |       | | | 3 | |       | | | | | |
-----------       -----------       -----------       -----------
| | | | | |       | | | | | |       | | | | 4 |       | | | | | |
-----------       -----------       -----------       -----------


 E7(A bass)            D                 E7
  (E7/A)
===========       ===========       ===========       ===========
| | | | | |       | | | | | |       | | | 1 | |       | | | | | |
-----------       -----------       -----------       -----------
| | 1 1 1 |       | | | 1 | 2       | 2 3 | | |       | | | | | |
-----------       -----------       -----------       -----------
| | | | 2 |       | | | | 3 |       | | | | 4 |       | | | | | |
-----------       -----------       -----------       -----------
| | | 3 | |       | | | | | |       | | | | | |       | | | | | |
-----------       -----------       -----------       -----------
| | | | | |       | | | | | |       | | | | | |       | | | | | |
-----------       -----------       -----------       -----------


The Song:
--------

Intro/fill: (Gord's part)  (BIG kudos to anyone who posts or emails me Red
----------  Shea's original -- I can't get the rhythm right and I don't
            like Terry's way so much)

A, D/A, A, A, E7/A, A

Verses, Choruses:
----------------


A                     D/A        A                       E/A      A
Through the woodland through the valley comes a horseman wild and free
               D/A       A                               E/A      A
Tilting at the windmills passing who can the brave young horseman be
               D/A   A                        E/A   A
He is wild but he is mellow, he is strong but he is weak
                D/A   A                      E/A   A      A  E7/A  A
He is cruel but he is gentle, he is wise but he is meek

[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/g/gordon_lightfoot/don_quixote_crd.html ]
E/A                            D/A                            A
Reaching for his saddlebags he takes a battered book into his hand
E/A                           D/A                            A
Standing like prophet bold he shouts across the ocean to the shore
                         E     E7
    Till he can shout no more


A                D/A      A                     E/A     A
I have come o'er moor and mountain like a hawk upon the wing
             D/A     A                           E/A  A
I was once a shining knight who was the guardian of a king
                    D/A         A                   E/A      A
I have searched the whole world over, looking for a place to sleep
                D/A       A                        E/A       A
I have seen the strong survive and I have seen the lean grow weak


Intro chords: A, D/A, A, A, E7/A, A


A                D/A    A                          E/A   A
See the children of the earth who wake to find the table bare
               D/A    A                     E/A      A    A  E7/A  A
See the gentry in the country riding off to take the air


E                              D                            A
Reaching for his saddlebags he takes a rusty sword into his hand
     E                              D                              A
Then striking up a knightly pose he shouts across the ocean to the shore
                         E     E7
    Till he can shout no more


A              D/A              A              E/A      A
See the jailer with his key who locks away all trace of sin
               D/A     A                           E/A     A
See the judge upon the bench who tries the case as best he can
                 D/A    A                         E/A    A
See the wise and wicked ones who feed upon life's sacred fire
                D/A      A                       E/A  A
See the soldier with his gun who must be dead to be admired


Intro chords: A, D/A, A, A, E7/A, A


A               D/A      A                       E/A      A
See the man who tips the needle, see the man who buys and sells
                D/A      A                      E/A      A
See the one who puts the collar on the ones who dare not tell
                 D/A    A                       E/A       A
See the drunkard in the tavern stemming gold to make ends meet
                 D/A    A                        E/A      A    A  E7/A  A
See the youth in ghetto black condemned to life upon the street


E                              D                                A
Reaching for his saddlebags he takes a tarnished cross into his hand
E                                    D                              A
Then standing like a preacher now he shouts across the ocean to the shore
E                                    D                            A
Then in a blaze of tangled hooves he gallops off across the dusty plain
                  E                        D
In vain to search again, where no one will hear  (pause)


A                    D/A         A                       E/A      A
Through the woodland through the valley comes a horseman wild and free
               D/A       A                               E/A      A
Tilting at the windmills passing who can the brave young horseman be
               D/A   A                        E/A   A
He is wild but he is mellow, he is strong but he is weak
                D/A   A                      E/A   A
He is cruel but he is gentle, he is wise but he is meek


Intro chords: A, D/A, A, A, E7/A, A
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